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Scottish Borders Festival of Walking 2002

Walk 22 - Ladhope Moor and Wooplaw Woods

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Leader: David Langworth
Distance: 8km/5 miles linear (10.5km/7 miles with Wooplaw Woods circuit)
Start: Bus from Market Place Melrose at 09.30. Walk starts Heatheryett Cemetery, Galashiels, 10.00.
Finish: Wooplaw Woods, 15.00 approx. Return bus pick-up at 15.30.
Grade: moderate. Packed lunch required.

About the walk
The walk goes up past the golf course and on to Ladhope Moor with extensive views opening up over Melrose, the Eildons and south to the Cheviots. Dropping off the hill the route joins an old track from Glendearg to Hawksnest and passes close to the site of several Border towers or fortified houses at Langshaw. The route eventually joins a minor road leading to Wooplaw Woods, an area of Community Woodland. Lunch will be taken here before a guided walk will reveal the regeneration of native species and much else taking place in this very active Community Woodland.


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Scottish Borders Walking Festival 2002 Application